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System Properties Comparison Adabas vs. Firebird vs. Geode vs. Rockset vs. STSdb

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NameAdabas infodenotes "adaptable data base"  Xexclude from comparisonFirebird  Xexclude from comparisonGeode  Xexclude from comparisonRockset  Xexclude from comparisonSTSdb  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionOLTP - DBMS for mainframes and Linux/Unix/Windows environments infoused typically together with the Natural programming platformFirebird is an open source RDBMS forked from Borland's InterBaseGeode is a distributed data container, pooling memory, CPU, network resources, and optionally local disk across multiple processesA scalable, reliable search and analytics service in the cloud, built on RocksDBKey-Value Store with special method for indexing infooptimized for high performance using a special indexing method
Primary database modelMultivalue DBMSRelational DBMSKey-value storeDocument storeKey-value store
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
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Score4.78
Rank#81  Overall
#1  Multivalue DBMS
Score25.72
Rank#32  Overall
#19  Relational DBMS
Score1.77
Rank#134  Overall
#26  Key-value stores
Score0.54
Rank#233  Overall
#36  Document stores
Score0.01
Rank#345  Overall
#53  Key-value stores
Websitewww.softwareag.com/­en_corporate/­platform/­adabas-natural.htmlwww.firebirdsql.orggeode.apache.orgrockset.comgithub.com/­STSSoft/­STSdb4
Technical documentationwww.firebirdsql.org/­en/­reference-manualsgeode.apache.org/­docsdocs.rockset.com
DeveloperSoftware AGFirebird FoundationOriginally developed by Gemstone. They outsourced the project to Apache in 2015 but still deliver a commercial version as Gemfire.RocksetSTS Soft SC
Initial release19712000 infoAs fork of Borland's InterBase200220192011
Current release4.0.1, December 20211.1, February 20174.0.8, September 2015
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoInitial Developer's Public LicenseOpen Source infoApache Version 2; commercial licenses available as GemfirecommercialOpen Source infoGPLv2, commercial license available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononoyesno
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Implementation languageC and C++JavaC++C#
Server operating systemsBS2000
Linux
Unix
Windows
z/OS
z/VSE
AIX
FreeBSD
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
server-less infoFirebird Embedded Server
Solaris
Unix
Windows
All OS with a Java VM infothe JDK (8 or later) is also requiredhostedWindows
Data schemeyesyesschema-freeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesdynamic typingyes infoprimitive types and user defined types (classes)
XML support infoSome form of processing data in XML format, e.g. support for XML data structures, and/or support for XPath, XQuery or XSLT.nonono infoingestion from XML files supported
Secondary indexesyesyesnoall fields are automatically indexedno
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infowith add-on product Adabas SQL GatewayyesSQL-like query language (OQL)Read-only SQL queries, including JOINsno
APIs and other access methodsHTTP API infowith add-on software Adabas SOA Gateway
SOAP-based API infowith add-on software Adabas SOA Gateway
ADO.NET
C/C++ API
JDBC infoJaybird
ODBC
OLE DB
Java Client API
Memcached protocol
RESTful HTTP API
HTTP REST.NET Client API
Supported programming languagesNaturalC
C#
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Lua
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
.Net
All JVM based languages
C++
Groovy
Java
Scala
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
C#
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresin NaturalPSQLuser defined functionsnono
Triggersnoyesyes infoCache Event Listenersnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyes, with additonal products like Adabas Cluster Services, Adabas Parallel Services, Adabas VistanoneShardingAutomatic shardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes, with add-on product Event Replicatornone infoavailable via 3rd party productsMulti-source replicationyesnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesnonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDyes, on a single nodenono
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes infoFeatures a multi-generational MVCC architecture, readers do not block writersyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyes
User concepts infoAccess controlonly with OS-specific tools (e.g. IBM RACF, CA Top Secret)Users with fine-grained authorization conceptAccess rights per client and object definableAccess rights for users and organizations can be defined via Rockset consoleno

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